The newest generation of civil rights activists have been successful in capturing media headlines and mobilizing masses in New York City and small towns across the United States. These activists include leaders of nonprofits, in addition to informal groups of people who have banded together to demand job creation and meaningful investments in low-income communities of color.
Hugh Hogan, executive director of North Star Fund, said that these new groups may be wary of accepting traditional sources of foundation funding. North Star's new Let Us Breathe Fund was formed to move donor resources strategically—right now—so that organizers on the ground can sustain the current momentum, and advance deeper policy, political and cultural change.
In this recent CNN article, read more of Hogan's remarks and learn about other sources of funding for #BlackLivesMatter.